Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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rock marble

A cover marble executed by throwing large drops of black color on the leather, which, when partially dry, was followed by diluted potash water. When this was dry, scarlet was sprinkled on in small drops, followed by aqua regia, which was supposed to brighten the scarlet. See also: RED MARBLE . (152 )

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